Good Dog. Stay

Good Dog. Stay

Book - 2007
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"The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed," writes Pulitzer-winning author Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her trademark wisdom and humor, Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau's, and on the lessons she's learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present. Heartening and bittersweet, this book honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers listeners a valuable lesson: Sometimes an old dog can teach a person new tricks.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400067138
Characteristics: 82 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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Oct 02, 2018

Short and sentimental.
As a pet parent, I was left feeling an attachment to Beau and applause for Quindlen who made the time to record her memories of her beloved Lab. Lesson learned - we should all do the same.

Oct 21, 2017

This is a very quick read--maybe a half hour or less. I think anyone who has ever loved a good dog (is there any other kind?) will relate to it. There are wonderful photos of dogs throughout the book.

Jun 29, 2015

This is a sweet story about a family and an old beloved dog. As a dog owner myself I can relate to losing a pet to old age
I have had five dogs in the past and only one died naturally.
I also enjoyed all the photos in the book.
It is a short book.

Jun 12, 2012

Agree with the other comments: this is an essay, not a book. Nevertheless, it is an excellent essay, most enjoyable and thought-provoking.

Jan 23, 2012

Short essay about dogs and what they bring to our lives, focussing on Quindlen's family including her beloved dog Beau. Poignant and lovely.

Oct 11, 2011

Sweet , Anna - also, as realistic ,and purposeful as anything you've written

Dec 07, 2008

I liked this book except for the fact that it cost $22 and took me 18 minutes to read. Even if it was excellent, that is a rip off. It is actually more like an essay and probably was only made into a book because of the success of "Marley and Me".


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ArapahoeMaryA Feb 07, 2019

In a world that seems so uncertain, in lives that seem sometimes to ricochet from challenge to upheaval and back again, a dog can be counted on in a way that’s true of little else.

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